Posted May 18, 2021
Looking for an attorney can be an incredibly stressful time – especially if you need to hire a divorce lawyer. When people look for a bankruptcy attorney, or a real estate attorney, they normally ask people they trust for a recommendation. With the potential embarrassment some people may feel about needing to consult with a divorce attorney, they often turn to Google and type in “New Jersey divorce lawyer near me” to begin their search. There are a few problems with this approach.
Find the Right Lawyer
Doing a Google search for “New Jersey divorce lawyer near me” will limit your ability to find the right divorce attorney for you. Maybe the closest divorce attorney near you would suffice. Chances are he or she will not. Further, chances are you found that lawyer first because he or she paid for a Google advertisement. I suggest you learn about the lawyer. Visit the lawyer’s website. What is the level of experience? Search client reviews and testimonials. Ask around. Finally, in New Jersey, you can check if lawyers have any ethical issues in their past.
You often will get inadequate and inaccurate search results if you just rely on Google. The first thing you will see are paid advertisements. Next, you will see directory listings. The attorney generally pays for these listings. What this means is that the search results will provide what is best for the lawyer and for Google. This may not be what is best for you. Also, you may get results that are not even lawyers.
Do Your Homework
So, if you need a divorce attorney, do a little research. Think about what questions you have and if the attorney answers them on his or her website. Simply searching “New Jersey divorce lawyer near me” may not get you to the right place. And honestly, a great deal of your divorce is normally done by phone, email, and virtual meetings, so when picking the best divorce lawyer and family law firm for yourself, don’t limit your choices by just searching for a divorce lawyer near you.
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